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History Of Long Island, NY

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:20 PM EST with 61 listings
History Of Long Island, NY

Bryant Library Local History Collection

Visitors may observe & use this specialized research collection, which includes the works of literary greats such as William Cullen Bryant & Christopher Morley.
2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn NY 11576 Tel 516-621-2240

Grumman Memorial Park

Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and aerospace that took place on Long Island, thanks to the teamwork of the employees of Grumman Corporation.
71 Edwards Ave., Calverton NY
Website: grummanpark.org

Huntington Arsenal

A fully restored arsenal building from the Colonial period. Guided tour available.
425 Park Ave., Huntington NY 11743 Tel 631-351-3244

Huntington Historian, Town of

Resource for information on history, government, cemeteries & geneology. Oversees historic houses, cemeteries & preserves the historic records of the town.
228 Main St., Huntington NY 11743 Tel 631-351-3244
Fax: 631-351-3245; E-mail: citizenservices@town.huntington.ny.us
Website: town.huntington.ny.us

Huntington Historical Society

The Huntington Historical Society preserves the heritage of the Town of Huntington by maintaining museums, collections and a research center, by educating the public about our regional history, and by promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites.
209 Main St., Huntington NY 11743 Tel 631-427-7045
Fax: 631-427-7056; Website: huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Huntington Schools Heritage Museum

Woodhull Admissions Building
Woodhull Rd., Huntington NY Tel 516-368-0948
Tel: 516-673-2054

Huntington Sewing and Trade School

Built in 1905, this building now serves as the main office & library for the Huntington Historical Society.
209 Main St., Huntington NY 11743 Tel 631-427-7045

Kissam House

A home built in 1795 that houses antiques & collectibles, most of which are for sale. Admission: $2.50, seniors $2, children $1.
434 Park Ave., Huntington NY 11743

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA)

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquites (SPLIA) is a not-for-profit regional organization devoted to the preservation & interpretation of Long Island's past.
161 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 P.O. Box 148, Tel 631-367-6295
Tel: 631-692-4664; Fax: 631-692-5265
E-mail: staff@splia.org; Website: splia.org

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

Features exhibition galleries, an orientation film and Walt Whitman's voice on tape, a performance space called The Poetry Circle, a classroom area, a library, and a museum shop and bookstore.
246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station NY 11746 Tel 631-427-5240
Website: nysparks.com

Long Island's Gold Coast Past & Present

Not updated often. Great little site with LI Gold Coast history, mansion information & sightings of LI mansions in the movies!
Website: ligoldcoast.com

Historical Societies (48 listings total)

Baldwin Historical Society

Located in the Baldwin Historical Museum, free admission, slide presentations available.
1980 Grand Ave., Baldwin NY 11510 Tel 516-223-6900

Bellmore Historical Society

Bellmore NY 11710 PO Box 912, Tel 516-785-2593

Bohemia Historical Society

Bohemia NY 11716 PO Box 454,

Bridgehampton Historical Society

The Corwith House Museum, c. 1830, with 1870's additions, offers furnished period rooms, special exhibitions. Features local history reference library, photo archive & costume and toy collections.
2368 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton NY 11932 Tel 631-537-1088
Fax: 631-537-4225; E-mail: bhhs@hamptons.com
Website: hamptons.com

Cow Neck Penninsula Historical Society

366 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington NY 11050 Tel 516-365-9074
E-mail: curator@cowneck.org; Website: cowneck.org

Cutchogue/New Suffolk Historical Council

Cutchogue Village Green and The Old House
Main Rd., Cutchogue NY 11935 Tel 516-734-7122

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

Lighthouse Rd., Babylon Village NY 11706 Tel 516-321-7028

Friends for Long Island's Heritage

A citizen support group for the museums & preserves on LI. Members receive discounted access to events & to merchandise at our museum stores.
1864 Muttontown Rd., Syosset NY 11791 Tel 516-571-7600
Tel: 888-433-0080; Fax: 516-571-7623
E-mail: info@fflih.org; Website: fflih.org

Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Assoc.

Located in Harborfields Public Library Bldg.
31 Broadway, Greenlawn NY 11740 Tel 631-754-1180

Huntington Sewing and Trade School

Built in 1905, this building now serves as the main office & library for the Huntington Historical Society.
209 Main St., Huntington NY 11743 Tel 631-427-7045

Lindenhurst Historical Society

215 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst NY 11757 PO Box 296, Tel 516-957-4385

Long Beach Historical Society

226 West Penn St., Long Beach NY 11561 PO Box 286, Tel 516-432-1192
Website: fordyce.org

Long Island Chapter of Steamship Historcal Society

30 Shenandoh Blvd., Nesconset NY 11767

Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society

7150 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale NY 11735 Terminal Bldg, Tel 516-752-7707

Lynbrook Historical & Preservation Society

28 Hart St., Lynbrook NY 11563
Website: members.aol.com

Malverne Historical & Preservation Society

Malverne NY 11565 PO Box 393, Tel 516-887-9727
E-mail: eab371@aol.com; Website: hometown.aol.com

Massapequa Historical Society

Open May through October.
Cedar Shore Dr., Massapequa NY 11758 & Merrick Rd., Tel 516-799-4676

Mattituck Historical Society

Maintains 5 historical buildings, permanent exhibits include Indian artifacts recovered in Mattituck and a collection of 19th century quilts
Main Rd., Mattituck NY 11952 Tel 631-298-5248

Merricks Historical Society

2279 South Merrick Ave., Merrick NY 11566 Tel 516-379-3476

Moriches Bay Historical Society

Maintains 1750 Havens Estate, includind main house built in early 1750s with 1885 additions
Montauk Hwy., Center Moriches NY 11934 Tel 631-878-1776

New York Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

74 Hauppage Rd., Commack NY 11725 Tel 631-462-9800

Northport Historical Museum

This museum features a permanent shipbuilding exhibit as well as displays of objects and memorabilia reflecting life in the Northport area through all periods of history.
215 Main St., Northport Village NY 11768 Tel 631-757-9859
Fax: 631-757-9398; E-mail: info@northporthistorical.org
Website: northporthistorical.org

Ossorio Foundation

164 Mariner Drive, Southampton NY 11968 Tel 631-287-2020

Oyster Bay Historical Society

Headquarted in the historic Earle-Wightman House museum and library, the society has provided tourists, students, scholars, and historians with craft exhibits, lectures, maps, photos, historical and genealogical documents for more than 40 yrs Directions
20 Summit St., Oyster Bay NY 11771 P.O. Box 297, Tel 516-922-5032
Fax: 516-922-6892; E-mail: obhistory@aol.com
Website: members.aol.com

Oysterponds Historical Society Museum

Society consists of the Village House, a 19th centruy-furnished boarding house; the Hallock Building, has a research library and archives; Old Point Schoolhouse offers chaning exhibits and an annual summer exhibition; Webb House, an 18th century house moved from Green-port, has period rooms.
Village Lane, Orient NY 11957 Tel 631-323-2480

Port Jefferson Historical Society

115 Prospect St., Port Jefferson NY 11777 PO Box 586, Tel 631-473-2665
E-mail: info@portjeffhistorical.org; Website: portjeffhistorical.org

Roslyn Landmark Society

1 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn NY 11576 Tel 516-621-3040

Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sag Harbor NY 11963 PO Box 1709, Tel 516-725-5092

Sayville Historical Society

39 Edwards St., Sayville NY 11782 Tel 516-563-0186

Seaford Historical Society and Museum

The museum contains many artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the farming and fishing life along the South Shore in the early days of the century.
3890 Waverly, Seaford NY 11783 Tel 516-826-1150

Shelter Island Historical Society

Former home of patriot James Havens, elected to Provincial Congress. House dates to 1743. Barn has farm and fishing artifacts.
16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island NY 11964 Route 114, Tel 631-749-0025
E-mail: sihissoc@optonline.net; Website: shelterislandhistsoc.org

Smithtown Historical Society

Carrying out through collection, conservation and preservation, research, exhibitions, publications, educational programs, support of regional heritage organizations, living history events
5 North Country Rd., Smithtown NY 11787 Tel 631-265-6768
E-mail: histsoc@inetmail.att.net; Website: smithtownhistorical.org

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA)

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquites (SPLIA) is a not-for-profit regional organization devoted to the preservation & interpretation of Long Island's past.
161 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 P.O. Box 148, Tel 631-367-6295
Tel: 631-692-4664; Fax: 631-692-5265
E-mail: staff@splia.org; Website: splia.org

South Fork Natural History Society

SOFO is dedicated to promoting nature education through hands-on, in-the-field study of the South Fork's native flora, fauna, and ecosystems.
Amagansett NY 11930 P.O. Box Nature, Tel 631-267-7944
Fax: 631-267-3268; E-mail: info@sofo.org
Website: sofo.org

Southampton Historical Society

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton NY 11968 Tel 516-283-2494

Southold Historical Society

The society owns more than a dozen buildings in Southold, many at Main Street and Maple Lane. Buildings date from 1750 to 1900 and include houses, barns, commercial structures.
54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971 P.O. Box 1, Tel 631-765-5500
E-mail: shsdirec@optonline.net; Website: southoldhistoricalsociety.org

Stirling Historical Society and Museum

Exhibits on whaling and oyster industries, tools, equipment, whale-oil lamps. Also, antique furniture and items from Lipton Cup sailing races.
319 Main St., Greenport NY 11944 Tel 631-477-3026

Suffolk County Division of Cultural and Historical Services

Wading River NY 11796 PO Box 144, Tel 516-567-7775

Suffolk County Historical Society

Exhibitions & programs concentrate on the history of Suffolk County & its people. Resources of the museum include research library, archives and education programs.
300 West Main St., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-727-2881
Website: riverheadli.com

Theodore Roosevelt Assn

1864 Muttontown Rd., Syosset NY 11791 Tel 516-921-6319
Website: theodoreroosevelt.org

Treasure Exchange Southold Historical Society

54325 Route 25, Southold NY 11971 Tel 631-765-1550

Village of Babylon Historical and Preservation Society

Housed in a building that was formerly the Babylon Village Library, this museum contains artifacts, photographs and memorabilia relative to Babylon and West Islip history.
117 West Main, Babylon NY 11702 Tel 516-669-7086

Wading River Historical Society

Maintains 1828 History House with artifacts, farm tools, clothing, documents and books on local history and genealogy; gift shop.
300 North Country Rd., Wading River NY 11792 P.O. Box 263, Tel 631-929-4082

Wantagh Preservation Society

Wantagh NY 11793 PO Box 132, Tel 516-826-8767

Ward Melville Heritage Organization

111 Main St., Stony Brook NY 11790 PO Box 572, Tel 631-751-2244
Fax: 631-751-2024; E-mail: info@stonybrookvillage.com
Website: stonybrookvillage.com

Westhampton Cultural Consortium

14 Pleasant Ave., Wading River NY 11978 Tel 516-288-0780

William K. Vanderbilt Historical Society

Oakdale NY 11769 PO Box 433,